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Control Sys Team Lead

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.
Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.
When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don't just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in - the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer's needs. Join us.
Job Description
As Control Systems Team Lead with the Energy & Transportation Marine and Oil & Gas team, you will engage in the design, development, and deployment of Caterpillar Electronic Systems and Controls supporting the Oil & Gas industries. You will develop system designs and architecture, define strategies and controls, and work with Control Systems Engineer, program lead and development team to integrate strategies into a working system that meets program needs. Significant coordination and interfacing are required across organizations to execute job responsibilities. Key focus for this position is development of Caterpillar products to serve the Oil & Gas industry, including being a primary Electronics interface for the Cat Oil & Gas team in Houston.
Job Duties

  • Develop and validate control system strategies and functionality

  • Collaborate with internal customers and team members to develop software specifications

  • Test and verify components, system, and strategy operation on benches, at test sites, and in applications

  • Perform system validation of solutions and strategies to insure 100% effectiveness

  • Project schedule coordination with the team

  • Diagnostic and Service Test system design

  • Robust integration to ensure superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability

  • FMEA engagement and proactive risk mitigation

  • NPI issue management

  • Field Follow and integration support of new OEM's

  • Field data and diagnostic monitoring

  • Component selection from suppliers

  • Controller harnessing architecture and pin out definition

    The site solutions Caterpillar offers in the Oil & Gas Frac help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost.
    The team leader role accounts for up to 25% of this assignment the remainder of the time, the incumbent acts as an individual contributor, bringing technical expertise to the project. Team leaders must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience new business knowledge and skill. Program/project management and strong organizational skills are critical.
    Interpersonal, leadership, and strong communication skills are required. Significant challenges of this position are working with people: enhancing the team's creativity; facilitating the team's cooperation; clearly communicating the requirements and tasks, while gaining input from the team on refinement of same; translating both verbal and non-verbal information from the customer, management, and team members.
    Team leader must develop good networks to enable them to obtain resources and cooperation needed and remove roadblocks so that they can insure the success of their team. Project team leaders may be called upon to give input to performance reviews for team members. Ever increasing skills in the role-based competencies of Managing Vision & Purpose, Decision Quality, and Negotiating are required.
    The incumbent would set strategy at the project level. The project would solve problems for a single technology, component, product, or process.
    Basic Qualifications
    Requires a bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum plus 8 to 15 years of control systems engineering experience, or an advanced degree in an Engineering or Computer Science curriculum plus 7 to 15 years of control systems engineering experience.
    Top Candidates will also have
    Previous systems validation experience with Caterpillar products
    Experience/ familiarity with Oil & Gas applications
    Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
    Experience/ familiarity with embedded software development
    Experience utilizing development and data analysis tools (e.g. CANape, CANcase, eDaq, etc.)
    Experience with HIL Simulation
    Strong analytical skills
    Desire to work in a fast paced, team environment
    Additional Information
    The location for this position is Houston, TX
    Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.
    This position may require less than 25% travel
    Visa sponsorship is available for this position
    Employee benefit details
    Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.
    Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.
    Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).
    Additional Benefits:
    Annual incentive bonus plan*
    Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc. prorated based upon hire date.)
    401k savings plan
    Health savings account (HSA)
    Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
    Disability benefits
    Life Insurance
    Parental leave
    Healthy Lifestyle Programs
    Employee Assistance Programs
    Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Career Development
    *Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.
    About Caterpillar
    Caterpillar Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we've been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.
    Final details
    Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application - please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.
    For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media
    Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.
    EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
    There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.
    Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we've built.

Keywords: Caterpillar, Houston , Control Sys Team Lead, Other , Houston, Texas

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